Monday, February 9, 2009

Elisabeth Sladen: The Autobiography

Aurum Press have revealed that Elisabeth Sladen who plays Sarah Jane Smith in Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures is writing her own autobiography. You can read the book's synopsis below:

When Elisabeth Sladen first appeared as plucky journalist Sarah Jane Smith in 1973 "Doctor Who" story "The Time Warrior", little did she know the character would become one of the most enduring and fondly remembered in the series' history. The coming years would see her traverse time and space alongside classic Doctors Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker, whilst a generation of children crouched behind the sofa, terrified but transfixed as their tea time heroine found herself menaced by Daleks, dinosaurs, Cybermen, man-eating alien flora, Egyptian mummies, extras in bubble wrap and even the Loch Ness Monster. By the time she quit the TARDIS in 1976, making front page news, Elisabeth had become one of the most familiar faces of a TV golden age. But that wasn't the end of Sarah Jane. Since then Elisabeth has reprised the role many times appearing in anniversary specials; a 1981 spin-off with robotic sidekick K-9; radio plays; and for the BBC's "Children in Need". She's toured the weird, wide and wonderful world of "Doctor Who" fandom and regularly tops polls of fans' all time favourite companions. So when TV wunderkind Russell T. Davies approached her to come back again, this time to a Doctor Who backed by multi-million pound budgets and garlanded with critical plaudits, how could she possibly say no? Now Elisabeth Sladen tells the story of her remarkable career.

Elisabeth Sladen's Autobiography will be released as a hardback in March 2010 and will be sold at the RRP of £16.99. The cover for the book will be posted on this site as soon as it is has been revealed.

1 comment:

Zobles said...

I will be getting this autobiograhpy, glad to hear Lis is doing one!